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CHAPTER 16

Bioactivity of Ionic Liquids

Ionic liquids are well-known for their remarkable physical and chemical properties, which triggered their use as green-solvents and materials with unique and tuneable characteristics. This tuneability frequently relies on just selecting suitable ions for a specific need rather than on complex covalent modifications, making ionic liquids attractive for diverse research areas, from materials science to electrochemistry and from catalysis to medicinal chemistry. Still, although ionic liquids currently enjoy a plethora of applications in various domains, their use in the life sciences has been less explored. Therefore, the present work is focused on some biological activities that have been reported for ionic liquids.

Print publication date: 20 Sep 2017
Copyright year: 2018
Print ISBN: 978-1-78801-181-5
PDF eISBN: 978-1-78801-183-9
ePub eISBN: 978-1-78801-208-9
From the book series:
Smart Materials Series